Editing, writing, public speaking and consulting services for academics, educators, literary authors and business professionals

Welcome to ThinkWell Communications


There is power and beauty in words. At ThinkWell Communications, we are intimately aware of the transformative potential of written and spoken words. Many professionals often need to communicate complex ideas in writing and through presentations.  But for some, writing and public speaking are overwhelming and unrewarding.

We can help transform your nascent ideas or draft documents into clear, nuanced text. ThinkWell Communications offers beginning and experienced scholars (including self-publishing and ESL/EAL authors), educators, fiction authors, and business, public sector and NGO  professionals expert editing, writing, oratory, and consulting services to help communicate their ideas clearly, concisely, coherently and creatively.

There can be power and beauty in your words. We can help.

Editing


Transform your rough, choppy draft into smooth-flowing, well-articulated prose. We offer substantive editing, stylistic editing, copy editing and proofreading services. We also edit oral-based texts, such as conference presentations and job talks, taking into account the nuanced differences between spoken and written forms of scholarly communication. We also do plain English revisions, teaching dossier editing, and conversion and standardisation of English texts to American, Canadian or British Standard English.

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Writing


Do you have an idea but are not sure how to develop it? Are you an ESL/EAL scholar struggling with English writing norms? Do you need help finding a path across mountains of research? ThinkWell Communications offers affordable individual or group consultant services to help scholars, educators, fiction authors and business and public sector professionals develop clear writing and research strategies. We also offer full writing services for: abstracts, reports, blogs, brochures, website content and many other documents.

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Powerful, beautiful words


There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.

Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species

The flowers swim like fish made of light upon the dark, green waters. I hold a stalk in my hand. I am the stalk. My roots go down to the depths of the world, through earth dry with brick, and damp earth, through veins of lead and silver. I am all fibre. All tremors shake me, and the weight of the earth is pressed to my ribs.

Virginia Woolf. The Waves

When my training was over
they circled my waist with pumpkin seeds
and dried okra, a traveller’s jigida
and sold me to the traders
all my weapons within me.
I was sent, tell that to history.

Lorna Goodison. "Nanny”

Unreal City,
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.
Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.

T.S. Eliot: "The Waste Land"

Where are your monuments, your battles, martyrs?
Where is your tribal memory? Sirs,
in that grey vault. The sea. The sea
has locked them up. The sea is History.

Derek Walcott. "The Sea is History"

"Broken" English


A version of this blog post may also be found in the Editors' Weekly, the official blog of the Editors' Association of Canada.  Have you seen these memes? "There is no such thing as 'American English'. There is English. And there are mistakes."   First appearing on Twitter in June 2014, the original tweet was...

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3 Tips for Improving Academic Presentations


If the thought of speaking in front of an audience makes you nervous, it may not surprise you that many people list public speaking as one of their top fears. For some of my clients and former students, it is their number 1 fear. So where does this leave academics? Many professors and TAs experience...

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Testimonials


"Shalini’s editing proved so beneficial. Shalini is knowledgeable and was able to provide useful feedback for strengthening my proposal. She also helped with structure and organization to make my argument stronger. Her commitment to question and clarify my writing really made my proposal so much better. Her attention to grammatical detail is also fantastic. I am not sure if I will win the grant but with Shalini’s help I am much more confident in the grant’s competitiveness."

Dr. Krista Francis, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.

"I can’t thank Shalini enough for her excellent work editing my paper. I really appreciated her high professionalism and the quality time she spent on my paper while still respecting my writing style. I am extremely pleased with the quality of her work, yet her cost was very, very reasonable. I am extremely satisfied with her service. I also liked the fact that she followed up with me after she edited the paper to ensure I was satisfied. It is without any hesitation or reservation that I have recommended her services to several of my colleagues. I would not hesitate to use her services again."

ETP, Faculty of Education, Brock University

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